Candidates mum on fiscal cliff
October 24th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
10 years ago

Candidates mum on fiscal cliff

New York (CNNMoney) - Remember the fiscal cliff?

It's the largest and most immediate domestic problem the next president will face. Yet it was barely mentioned during four presidential and vice presidential debates, and the candidates have said little about how they would address it.


Filed under: 2012 • • Congress • Debt • Deficit
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  1. Thomas

    As long as Romney is not elected and we don't start any new wars . We will make it , we did it before , not with a republican in office . Look up the facts !

    October 24, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    The fiscal cliff will be Obama's legacy to the country. Four years of failure and spending followed by a massive tax explosion. It he was able to turn things around like he said he was going to do, none of this would have been an issue. Failure on soooo mnay fronts. Time for COMPETENT management in the Whitehouse. Romney/Ryan.

    October 24, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. Ancient Texan

    The whole situation depends on results of the election. If the GOP wins the Senate, retains control of the House and Elects Romney/Ryan we at least have a fighting chance of saving the Nation. If Obama wins, we will go off the cliff just to satisfy one man's ego.

    October 24, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  4. just sayin

    not sure what the democrats are so worried about. i thought they wanted all kinds of new taxes? i thought the democrats believed in bigger government and more taxes to fund it. are they now changing their tune when it comes time to pay up?

    October 24, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    The less Obama says about the Economy the better off his campaign is.
    He would rather talk about Mitt Romney. Apparently that's all he thinks about.

    October 24, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |

    The President said in the last debate that a deal will be met before the end of the year. So how is it that he's being "mum" on the subject CNN? I haven't heard Willard mention anything about the fiscal cliff. All he talks about is sequestration and not a solution to the problem. I'm confident, as I'm sure the President is confident a deal is going to be made because republicans can't risk a $1 trillion dollar defense cut. This is how you have to get things done in Washington these days.

    October 24, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. truth hurts

    Obamacares TWENTY NEW TAXES start to take affect in 2013. Elect Romney and we can GET RID of these new taxes along with Obamacare. That is one big part of the solution!

    October 24, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  8. Borderless

    Can anyone correctly identify who said the following?

    "...making some adjustments in terms of the corporate tax side that could actually bring down the corporate tax overall, but broaden the base and close some loopholes."

    October 24, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Howard

    Over all, Obama raised much more money than Romney ... but, just like Obama squandered SIX TRILLION dollars of OUR money ... he used up most of his campaign money, early in his campaign, demonizing Mitt Romney ... while Romney spent his money in a more prudent, responsible way. Now that it's near the end of the campaign season, Obama and his followers are crying foul, because Romney has more money left. Obviously, Obama is not only irresponsible with money, he's also a cry baby.

    October 24, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  10. truth hurts

    The President said in the last debate that a deal will be met before the end of the year
    He also said he was going to hold Congresses feet to the fire and insist on all the cuts, especially to hte military. So which Obama LIE do you prefer to believe????

    October 24, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    This was congress' baby. In response to the mutual agreement that the Republicans backed away from. Ask Lyan Ryan who voted for it...

    October 24, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. Phyllis G Williams

    There is no fiscal cliff in America. America has billions of dollars, but want to draw its debt from the poor labourers.

    October 24, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |